COSAM News Articles 2020 June Deans are Collaborating to Maintain Engagement with Faculty, Staff, and Students

Deans are Collaborating to Maintain Engagement with Faculty, Staff, and Students

Published: 06/16/2020

By: Maria Gebhardt

“Everyone in COSAM is hard at work supporting the mission of the college during this very trying time. Since we are mostly working remotely, I want to be sure that we maintain personal connections and communications as much as possible. To that end, we have implemented a series of informal meetings, to answer questions and just remind people of our commitment to implementing ways that our college can make a real difference,” explained Dean Nicholas J. Giordano of the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). All faculty, staff and students are being given opportunities to connect with the Dean and the other COSAM Leadership and express their opinions.  

Ed Thomas, Jr., associate dean for research and graduate studies, is hosting online meetings with each department in the college to discuss ideas and offer junior faculty a chance to ask questions directly to the college leadership team.

Kimberly Mulligan-Guy, assistant dean for inclusion, equity and diversity has created a working team to develop long-term solutions for institutional change within COSAM. The team represents members of the entire college and consists of faculty, staff and graduate students collaborating on specific short-, mid-, and long-term goals related to inclusion and diversity.

Dean Giordano is offering online office hours via Zoom. On Wednesdays from 2 - 3:30 p.m., and Thursdays from 9 - 10:30 a.m., at which anyone in COSAM can drop virtually by and discuss any concerns, ideas, or suggestions.

“COSAM is committed to making an impact on science and mathematics, and our college is also committed to make an impact on social issues,” Giordano added.

Look for additional information in upcoming issues of COSAM Today.

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